I run the command

$ sudo debootstrap --variant=buildd --arch i386 lucid /var/chroot/ https://mirror.internet.asn.au/pub/ubuntu/archive/

and the error is:

I: Retrieving InRelease 
I: Retrieving Release 
E: Failed getting release file https://mirror.internet.asn.au/pub/ubuntu/archive/dists/lucid/Release

I've tried with other mirrors too. I've also read the similar issue, but I don't understand the answer?

1 Answer 1


If you look at the distribution index on your mirror, you’ll see that lucid isn’t available. In fact it’s long gone from the main mirrors; you’ll need to use the archive:

sudo debootstrap --variant=buildd --arch i386 lucid /var/chroot/ http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/

(I assume you have your reasons for wanting to set up a chroot with a 13-year-old version of Ubuntu!)


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